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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Jarm in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.6257S, 70.8881WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 31/03/18 / 2018-03-31 19:35:50 / March 31, 2018 @ 7:35 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 70.8881 East, latitude 36.6257 North, depth = 216.97 km. The temblor was reported at 00:05:50 / 12:05 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 216.97 km (135 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000dbxs. Unique identifier: us1000dbxs.

Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Farkhār, Ishqoshim, Fayzabad. Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 26 km S of Jarm, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.8881° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6257° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 216.97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km S of Jarm, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-31 19:35:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-01 03:43:46 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 271 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.558 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.49 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 70 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000dbxs Id of event.
Event Code 1000dbxs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000dbxs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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